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Decision Analytics

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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The Decision Analytics program at Virginia Commonwealth University provides students with knowledge of the statistical, mathematical and scientific skills and experience necessary to utilize advanced methods of data analysis for business decision-making.


Student learning goals

Students of the Decision Analytics program at Virginia Commonwealth University will be able to examine a situation/problem to determine a relevant data-driven analysis to provide valuable information for decision makers and apply advanced analytical and quantitative skills to the decision problems of businesses, organizations and society. Students will be able to communicate analysis information and recommended decisions in a clear, ethical and transparent manner.

Student learning outcomes

  • Database structures and query: Students will have an understanding of basic database structures, be able to query databases and organize data for analysis. 
  • Quantitative skills: Students will be able to identify appropriate data analysis approaches to address real-world problems. They will be able to perform the analysis using commercial software. 
  • Problem formulation: Students will have the knowledge, skills and practice to take nonquantitative and perhaps ill-formed problems and issues and determine ways objective analysis can bring organization and insight to them. They will be able to determine data requirements and query available databases. 
  • Analytics applications: Students will experience various applications of analytics in real situations. 
  • Technical communications and teamwork: Students will be able to communicate analytical analysis and results effectively to nonquantitative audiences, and will develop skills in organizing, interacting and analyzing real problems as members of a team.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Database Systems
  • Differential Calculus and Optimization for Business
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  • Business Statistics
  • Statistical Fundamentals for Business Management
  • Analysis and Design of Database Systems
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling
  • Advanced Decision Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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